Everything the teacher does, as well as the manner in which he [or she] does it, incites the child to respond in some way or another and each response tends to set the child’s attitude in some way or another.--John Dewey
WOW--isn't that a powerful thought? Actually, isn't that an insightful thought about our power? We have the power of our actions, which provoke a response, which affects a student's attitude. That sequence can be positive, or negative. And WE have that choice! Remember, you do make a difference everyday. Choose to be a positive influence!